The curriculum and the effective implementation of that curriculum is at the heart of Hardwick Primary School. All children, whatever their ability, need or starting point are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that is rich in knowledge and experience. The pupils at Hardwick are supported to achieve their full potential and beyond through the provision of a cohesive and carefully planned curriculum, rich in substantive knowledge. We have used the aims and objectives in the National Curriculum as our minimum standard and have added these to our curriculum design. Our ambitious curriculum opens doors for our pupils, encouraging them to be curious about the world around them and broadening their horizons. We supplement our curriculum with the Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC) which has been developed by experts and matches our curriculum vision; the content has been identified as most useful and it is taught in a logical progression, systematically and explicitly enough for all pupils to acquire the intended knowledge and skills. It is sequenced in a way that allows pupils to transfer key knowledge to long-term memory. It is sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and pupils can work towards clearly defined end points.
As a team at Hardwick, we are incredibly proud as we feel our children arrive at Hardwick with a real curiosity for the World and zest for learning. We aim to inspire enthusiasm and a thirst for life-long learning, ensure achievement and to nurture health and well-being. We strive to develop independent, creative and inquisitive learners who acquire the confidence, resilience and skills needed to be responsible citizens for the future. As our school moto is ‘Unlocking potential for all’ it is integral that our curriculum does just that, celebrating the individuality of all of our pupils at Hardwick, through the careful planning of rich and memorable learning challenges taking every child beyond the classroom.
Our design is reviewed regularly, changes can be made as we like to capitalise on the children’s interests as well as significant local and national events, projects and initiative as or when they arise.